I always draw my inspiration from the narratives and metaphors of a variety of
impacts from different locations and situations.
These are often quite unique experiences within a certain period of time,
landscape or corner of society.
Last year during several trips, I did many different recordings in East Europa.
During my research on land, I found special places with particular energies.
For example : unpredictable movements, defective technology, misplaced animals,
dis-punctuality, unforeseen natural sound effects or other cataclysms of nature
and unforeseen cataclysms in Humans.
The idea of this release is a deep construction, cut up, manipulation and
deconstruction on many layer of these recordings, decontextualized from their
origin, creating an absurd and surreal landscape in codex.
The technical part is done with field recordings on tape-recorders mixed,
converted on digital software for mastering.
About Marta Zapparoli aka Penelopex :
sound artist, performer, musician, studied fine arts and the soproano
saxophone. In Bologna/Italy being involved in a series of experimental radio
shows, multmedia performances,sound installations and various dance companies
and aswell experimental multimedia theater events.
She now lives in Berlin where she is part of the Splitter Orchester Berlin,
collaborating on sound installations with Martin Kuentz and a duo project with
Alessandra Eramo next to her ongoing solo project.
The last decade she creates strong narrative sonic pieces using a open variety
of recording techniques and custom analog tools as well as found instruments
Her sonic explorations bridging together the sensual quality of field
recordings and versatile processing of live electronics. Within environmental
phenomena, acoustic ecology, noise pollution, focusing on sonic narratives &
human emotions through decomposition and real-time tape manipulation, sounds
that are considered non-musical or overheard.
She Releasesd several albums on Umbrella Noise records, Idiosyncratics records,
Nohmad records and Zeromoon records. She was also extensively featured WDR3
open studio elektronische musik, and a variety of experimental radio broadcasts.